Citron

4.5
1605 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Casually elegant American Waterfront Dining in Baltimore County tucked inside Greenspring Valley. Wine Spectator Awards Winner. BEST of BALTIMORE Winner. Open Table Diner's Choice Winner. Operated by Charles & Susan Levine & the Citron Team. Enjoy Top-Quality Day Boat Seafood, Prime Meats, Sushi, Handcrafted Cocktails, Excellent Wines & Craft Whiskeys. Revive yourself in relaxed outdoor dining, overlooking the Lake or indoors in our HVAC's UV Light/Ionized Clean Air. Citron Restaurant offers outside and inside dining by reservation only for up to 6 guests; reservations for More than 6 or for private events please contact us 410-363-0900 reservations@citronbaltimore.com

Cozy dining spaces include fireplace rooms, our private event building The Cove, inside and outside Lakefront spaces and heated outdoor terraces year round. Nature lover's paradise. Clean, contemporary vibrant.

Enjoy Citron to Go Carryout on Weds-Sun. Order online @citronbaltimore.com www.citronbaltimore.com
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  • Celebrate at Citron

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Wed - Thu 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Fri - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Relax in our safe COVID HVAC enhanced systems and AIR PURIFICATION at Citron. Celebrate in the fireplace room, main dining room, sophisticated bar area or the year round outside spaces overlooking the 40 acre lake. Complimentary dessert for all occasions. Reserve on Open Table and let us know what you are celebrating.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1605 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Citron went above and beyond to make our anniversary celebration special.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The services from William was out of this world. The food was very good. And the restaurant was breathtaking.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Citron is always an amazing 5 star dining experience from the venue to the ambiance, service and food/beverage selections.

LM
LuisaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp spring rolls, Australian lamb chops are to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and cooked to perfection

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Chanel
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Don’t go if you’re hungry! If you a cute social media post this is the spot for you! With minimum plating and good you’ll optimal chic pics! 4/10 do not recommend

LK
LindaK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William was fantastic!!! View was great and even bus staff was professional and friendly. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming staff! Our waiter Rob was phenomenal. Drinks and food were so yummy

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TimayaW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Is What Sums It All Up!! I Absolutely Love It Here I Will Return! Great View On Deck,Great Food, and Atmosphere

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Jammybear
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a terrific meal on a Saturday evening in October for date night. It was just warm enough still that we sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful view of the lake. Service was very good and everyone was very pleasant.

EJ
vipEutobyJ
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will is the best server ever. My husband enjoyed the sushi said it was the best he has ever had and he really has tried many places that serve sushi. We really enjoyed the ambience, food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing
Food and service is too notch

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BarbaraO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a beautiful and memorable experience at the Citron. The staff is top notch and the view of the lake is phenomenal!

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Ryan
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and location. We loved the patio and the scallops are amazing!

JH
vipJenniferH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Extremely overpriced food and wine.
25$ for each glass of wine when the quality of the wine wasn’t worth 25$ a bottle. Average entree was 65$ which was more fluff than food and served lukewarm. What happened to the owner stopping by to thank diners that we experienced during the pandemic? Now, a diners loyalty is met with sky high prices for Olive Garden food. Shame

JH
vipJohnH
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to our server Richard for a wonderful experience again.

Thank you to Charles for keeping Citron open and amazing!

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vipMike
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful evening at Citron. The food was delicious, and the service was top notch. Couldn’t imagine a better place to come with a client. We were treated so well and felt valued as customers from the moment we walked in. They made us feel very comfortable and ensured we had a pleasant experience throughout - the owner even stopped by and made sure everything was going great. Can’t wait to come back to Citron!

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vipDiner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This was our second time at Citron. The first time was last September. The first time, everything was amazing. This time, we were seated on a Saturday night, ordered a bottle of wine. The wine was brought to the table without offering us a taste, as is customary, especially a restaurant that offers such a high-end wine list and overall pricing (and built-in gratuity, regardless of table size). The waiter was very kind, but not trained appropriately. Staff tried to clear our plates when we had half left. The entire meal was completed in less than an hour, due to poor timing, no bread service. Each of our entrees were $75. The service was not what it should have been, and the restaurant signals a lack of concern when including a gratuity regardless of party size. I look forward to hearing that circumstances change!

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Parkerj
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall 4/5. I think we had to wait a little too long for service. But one our waiter arrived, he was on point. Will definitely return. Would love to see if the menu changes during season. The hostess was very nice. And the ambiance is everything and more.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Once seated in our preferred area, we were delighted to have a great water view that allowed us to watch the sun set. The staff was excellent and the cuisine was delicious. This is going to be my husband and myself preferred restaurant for a nice romantic dinner for two.

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vipAMH1
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating on the water was a great way to start our visit to this beautiful restaurant. We began with sushi that was fresh, oversized, and delicious. We did all appetizers after that and each was excellent. The mussels were fresh and prepared better and differently than any other place I’ve eaten them. The calamari was also excellent and uniquely prepared. We also ordered the Citron salad that’s terrific with a fantastic dressing.
I’m no expert on wine so I let the owner Charles Levine choose a bottle for us. Fantastic!
For desert we split a vanilla sundae that was a perfect ending to a superb meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food!

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Vanged
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful location and smartly designed interior, though some of the upholstery is nearing time for refit. All of our appetizers and entrees were well-prepared, served quickly, and tasted good. Prices seemed a little high ($335 for three of us with one glass of wine apiece), but it's easy to imagine the facility itself has a high overhead. All in all, a good experience--just a little short of an amazing one.

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Katie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I agree with a number of the previous middling reviewers, for us it was probably a 3.5/5, The atmosphere/ambiance is lovely, we didn't have any trouble parking, but the service is a little slow initially. We didn't make it to dessert due to a personal interruption cutting our meal short, but the waiter was very kind in boxing things up and bringing the bill when we needed to leave earlier than expected. A bit expensive for what we had (1 drink and entree each).

I'd like to try it again, if only to get through the whole meal but I don't think we'll be regulars.

CD
vipChuckD
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

First visit to Citron. Absolutely beautiful establishment. 5 Star look for sure. Nice deck in back connected by large glass doors that slide open that overlook a huge lake with plenty of wildlife. Service was slow to begin.After being escorted to our table it was 15 minutes before anyone showed up with drink menu or food menu. That’s too long for a high end establishment. A server(Joe) appeared and made up the slow start with great service till the end. The drink menu is expansive, bourbon,tequila and wines are plentiful. The food is beautiful and tasty. Scallops were incredible and the Key Lime Pie was fantastic. A little pricey, gratuity added at 20% which should be minimum these days. Dress up and match the beautiful setting.
Lots of thought and design in Citron. Great location too.

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Veronica
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Parking is an issue.
Strawberry shortcake was extremely dry.
Prices are very high.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing time at Citron. It’s one of my favorite places to visit when I’m in town visiting family. The food is always immaculate and our server, Will was the best waiter I’ve encountered in a long time- personable, funny, attentive, and recommended excellent dishes.

I highly recommend Citron to anyone for a date night, family get together, or just a night when you’re in the mood for an exceptional meal in a convivial, beautiful atmosphere.

I can’t wait to be back!

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Bill
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food either good or excellent; ambience pleasant; great view with outdoor seating; prices ridiculously high.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beat atmosphere best dining love it

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

My best friend was returning from Tour and we had a lovely gathering to welcome her back home. Dinner was amazing, service was stellar and the view of the Quarry was perfect!

Thank you Citron.
LNottingham

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JENNIFERS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Quite expensive for what we got, if it wasn't for sitting right on the water I wouldn't go back.

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AminaH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hosted my 50th Birthday Celebration in the Mirror Room at the Citron back in June and received exceptional service! Everyone who attended the party raved over the venue. We make it a point to dine at the Citron at least twice a month. The pictures I posted on Social Media captured everyone’s attention. Everyone who asked about the Citron has been referred and loves it as well!

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Bren
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time here and it’s a very lovely restaurant. The staff is attentive and friendly. Thanks again Andrew. The food and cocktails we ordered was delicious. My Chilean sea bass with the best cauliflower mash I have EVER tasted. Side note for steaks, in comparison to other fine restaurants, comes second. I will definitely definitely return to Citron, though I will probably choose a different table away from the group tables. Absolutely no fault of the restaurant but it did put a sour note to our relaxing evening out having the loudest rambunctious group sitting near us.

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Hallmarks
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always my dining experience at Citron was superb and I look forward to returning. My waiter William provided excellent top-notch service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband birthday and the waiter Will was phenomenal! Very personable which made the experience better! This was our first time there and will return just to have Will again!

AC
vipAndreaC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was slow, drinks were not made properly, some of the food was over cooked. For the prices they charge, definitely not worth the money. Wouldn’t go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where do I begin!!!! Well to be honest when we first arrived I was a little off-put by the two hostess at the front who were on their cell phones and dancing .I thought to myself oh no…
So I waited for my friend to arrive and once she did the MAGIC began… The young lady that walked us in was amazing! She was so nice and made us feel right at home. When our waiter came over it was FIRST CLASS ALL THE WAY… William was his name and he was FANTASTIC!!! I’m telling you he made exceptional recommendations and he wasn’t wrong… the food (Sea Bass and Fillet) were delicious!!! The drink choices were top notch, I’m telling you William was really really good! I even referred my friends to him when they came to Citron for their Anniversary dinner 2 weeks later! GIVE WILLIAM A RAISE!!!! He deserves it! Thank you again William for a memorable and fantastic dining experience.

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vipWebby
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a day on the golf course watching the BMW championship at nearby Caves Valley Golf Club, we met another couple for dinner on the deck at Citron. Not our first visit, but the staff treated us like it was and the service was amazing. We shared the seafood sampler platter (amazing) and our entrees included sushi. (wonderful), swordfish (fantastic), salad with salmon (as great as the others), and the crab cake (maybe the best of all). Passed on desserts, but did not pass on the dessert Manhattan which was a nice after dinner surprise. During a time when some restaurants are struggling with staffing and meeting diner expectations, Citron continues to excel in all categories.

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vipStan
New York Area
270 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Dining .

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vipPRNZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding. Charles and Susan always greet you like you are welcome into their home.

FAQs

Citron offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 363-0900 ext. 1.

Citron is rated 4.5 stars by 1605 OpenTable diners.

Citron does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/citron/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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